The role of the Chair of the Board for firm performance and value creation
Background and research questions:
This project aims at a better understanding of the role of the Chair of the Board for firm performance and value creation. We explore a set of research questions related to; the self-perception of Chair of the Boards in successful companies, how they define their mandates, how they interact with owners’ and the executive team; how skill development within the board is addressed and how working methods are aligned with environmental changes and new political demands.
This study is based on already existing material, namely the Golden Gavel award, instituted by Stiftelsen Guldklubban. The award covers 15 years, starting 2005, and includes public trades companies as well as unlisted companies.
This study will be reported in November 2020.
The project is funded by Vinnova with Styrelseakademien in Sweden as a major partner.